What are motor deficits?

Motor deficits refer specifically to the effect of damage on motor skills or movement. Examples of disabilities and motor deficits caused by moderate to severe TBI include: Paralysis. Spasticity (muscle stiffness) or uncontrolled movements. Problems walking, talking, or swallowing.

What causes loss of motor skills?

Loss of muscle function may be caused by: A disease of the muscle itself (myopathy) A disease of the area where the muscle and nerve meet (neuromuscular junction) A disease of the nervous system: Nerve damage (neuropathy), spinal cord injury (myelopathy), or brain damage (stroke or other brain injury)

What is motor function deficit?

Acute motor deficits occur when there is either a sudden loss of connectivity between the central nervous system (CNS) and the muscles or there is dysfunction of the muscles themselves. Loss of connection can occur anywhere from the CNS to the motor-end plate.

What is motor deficit weakness?

Motor impairment is the partial or total loss of function of a body part, usually a limb or limbs. This may result in muscle weakness, poor stamina, lack of muscle control, or total paralysis.

What is motor fatigue?

Performing a motor task for long periods of time induces motor fatigue, which is generally defined as a decline in a person’s ability to exert force (Bigland-Ritchie et al. 1995). Much of this decline is caused by a reversible weakening of the muscles themselves (muscle fatigue).

What are two causes of motor impairments?

Motor impairment is broadly caused by:

  • peripheral problems affecting muscles;
  • problems in the central nervous system affecting output to muscles; and.
  • sensory problems affecting muscles, movement and balance.

Do people with ADHD have poor hand eye coordination?

The poorer performance on the Grooved Pegboard of the ADHD-PI and ADHD-C subtypes suggest that their eye-hand coordination is impaired when motor speed is required,39,45 possibly because of problems with attention as the underlying manifestation of the motor skills deficit.

What are examples of fine motor skills?

Examples of Fine Motor Skills

  • Dialing the phone.
  • Turning doorknobs, keys, and locks.
  • Putting a plug into a socket.
  • Buttoning and unbuttoning clothes.
  • Opening and closing zippers.
  • Fastening snaps and buckles.
  • Tying shoelaces.
  • Brushing teeth and flossing.